Word Games Glossary at gamerisms: Part 1
Word games glossary focuses on the fun, amusement and the
splendid educational tools these types of games provide. These
games challenge the mind
can help to improve one’s vocabulary if played often enough.
There are many games to be enjoyed and this type of skill game is
Players appreciate games like Boggle, Scrabble and Hangman, just to
name a few. Most people like to do word searches, crossword
puzzles in magazines and newspapers plus cryptograms as well.
Other people enjoy watching them on television like the famous Wheel of
Word games glossary allow the game player to develop a richer, more
vocabulary and to improve upon his or her understanding of words and
how they relate to one another.
An improved vocabulary has much to do with the way one experiences and
understands the world around them.
Crossword puzzles that offer hints to other meaningful words, if played
regularly, can allow the puzzle solver to add new words to his or her
Game play requires the player to possess a set of skills included but
not limited to a keen mind, a high intellect, a great vocabulary,
speedy thinking processes, critical thinking skills, a firm hold on
one’s native language and great spelling skills too. Word
can be enjoyed for leisure and some offer prizes.
Among the choices based on popularity, we can identify arrangement and
pencil word games of all varieties.
This Word Games glossary at gamerisms is divided into 5 sections in 2
describes games available online, offline or both.
The 5 sections are in this order: Part 1=Pencil games with examples,
Popular and Classic games
described, Part 2=Other Word Games, Word Games Glossary and a list of
worldwide as rated by gamerisms.
With the vast array of this game type available and newer versions
frequently, we are unable to include them all.
usual at gamerisms, we explore as many as possible by considering each
game by popularity and history.
You will find that some of these game types fall into both the word and
Pencil Word Games Glossary and Examples
There are plenty of pencil type games to enjoy. Not
all pencil games have to utilize a pencil as some have been
translated into online gaming options where the player uses a keyboard
and mouse instead.
Let’s take a look at some popular games that are presently
available both online as well as land-based.
Crossword Puzzles: Word Games Glossary Examples
Crossword puzzles are found in magazines, newspapers, coloring books,
and some magazines are solely dedicated to offering easy, intermediate,
and difficult crossword puzzles. These puzzles are sometimes
themed, as those identified in TV guides that focus on hints to words
related to television shows, while other crossword puzzles offer hints
to random words, names, phrases and objects. Crossword
puzzles consist of white and black squares arranged in columns and
rows. The beginning of every column and row are numbered and
the numbers reference hints to words that fit inside the white
boxes. A single letter is placed in every white
spelled correct if all words are to fit appropriately.
These types are popular in the UK and other regions of the
world. There are two primary kinds of cryptic crosswords; one
where the word gamer is given hints that are entered into the crossword
grid and another where the hints lead to answers that must be
rearranged before written into the crossword grid. The latter forces
the gamer to discover the pattern in order to solve
the entire word puzzle.
These puzzles are constructed based on a code that the player must
figure out. Each letter represents another letter in the
text. Once the code is solved, the player can then determine what the
or sentence is. Sometimes the phrase or sentence is yet
another clue that gives the player a hint at the solution.
Imangi has sliding columns and rows that contain different letters that
are used to create words, much like a crossword puzzle.
Hangman is a game available offline as well
as online and challenges the player to figure out the letters to a
blank phrase before a hangman’s noose hangs a stick figure.
Players are given a chance to guess consonants and vowels in order to
figure out a phrase with these word games. Another player
tracks of hits and
misses. Misses result in a piece being added to the drawing
of a hangman. If the hangman drawing is completed, the game
ends and the player loses.
These popular word games allow two players to choose a five-letter word
that remains a secret to the player. Proper nouns do not
count and the word must be a valid word selection. Each
player then tries to guess the other player’s word by calling
out guessing words. Example, a secret word might be something
like Grace and the player
guessing at the word might guess the word Grape.
The player who is guessing is then advised that there are 4 letters
that match the secret word. The letter arrangement does not
matter in this game. The guessing continues until the word is
solved. The first player to figure out the other player’s
secret word wins.
Word searches look like a series of jumbled letters but rely on a grid
of letters with words hidden within them diagonally, horizontally,
vertically, and sometimes both forward and backward.
The player receives a list of words to find, and he or she can do this
at their leisure or in a timed manner to make the
game challenging. Some word searches are themed
while others are merely a list of random words.
Classic and Popular Word Games Glossary
Scrabble is arguably, the most popular of word games where a player
uses tiles to create
words and to earn as many points as possible. Players then
use tiles placed on the board to create new words for more points.
Scribbage makes use of thirteen dice that have different letters on
them and are rolled. Every letter has points assigned to them that are
determined by how often the letters are used in writing or language.
The player then arranges these dice in a vertical or horizontal fashion
to create words while being timed.
Words must be adjoined much as they are in a game like Scrabble.
Upwords is a another game similar to Scrabble, but this game allows
for players to place letters on top of other letters already on the
board instead of just nearby letters. Upwords makes Scrabble look like
gaming three-dimensional and gives word gamers more diversity
Word Games Glossary: Jumble
Jumble is an arrangement word game where a player is offered some
letters in a set that must be un-jumbled to spell out valid
words. An example of this might be something like “rweot” which is
to spell “tower.”
This word games name may be abbreviated to Acro and referred to as
Acrophobia is a game that has multiple rounds in it and is
available online for enjoyment. A bot controls the game
play. In every round, the player is presented with an acronym
which is generated randomly. The goal of the player is to
create as many sentences that work in an allotted time span.
After time runs out, players vote on what the best acronyms generated
are, but not their own. An example of a created acronym would
be something like L.O.V.E. that can stand for “Long Our Values Endure”
or “Let Our Violence End.” The key to making good acronyms is
that the statement must be meaningful.
Word Games Glossary: Wheel of Fortune
This popular word game, based on the TV version, is available online
and off and allows players to choose consonants and vowels to figure
out phrases. A wheel is spun to give player prize amounts/
points. The first player to solve the puzzle wins and the big
winner of all rounds gets to play a bonus round.
of the Word Games Glossary
follows with Other Games, a
Glossary and list of 5 most popular games worldwide.
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